The self is the core of our mental life which connects one’s inner mental life with the external perception. Since synchrony is a key feature of the biological world and its various species, what role does it play for humans? We conducted a large-scale psychological study (n = 1072) combining newly developed visual analogue scales (VAS) for the perception of synchrony and internal and external cognition complemented by several psychological questionnaires. Overall, our findings showed close connection of the perception of synchrony of the self with both internal (i.e., body and cognition) and external (i.e., others, environment/nature) synchrony being associated positively with adaptive and negatively with maladaptive traits of self. Moreover, we have demonstrated how external (i.e., life events like the COVID-19 pandemic) variables modulate the perception of the self’s internal-external synchrony. These findings suggest how synchrony with self plays a central role during times of uncertainty.

(2023). The self and our perception of its synchrony – Beyond internal and external cognition [journal article - articolo]. In CONSCIOUSNESS AND COGNITION. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/259790

The self and our perception of its synchrony – Beyond internal and external cognition

Scalabrini, Andrea;Brugnera, Agostino;Compare, Angelo;Greco, Andrea;Mucci, Clara;
2023-01-01

Abstract

The self is the core of our mental life which connects one’s inner mental life with the external perception. Since synchrony is a key feature of the biological world and its various species, what role does it play for humans? We conducted a large-scale psychological study (n = 1072) combining newly developed visual analogue scales (VAS) for the perception of synchrony and internal and external cognition complemented by several psychological questionnaires. Overall, our findings showed close connection of the perception of synchrony of the self with both internal (i.e., body and cognition) and external (i.e., others, environment/nature) synchrony being associated positively with adaptive and negatively with maladaptive traits of self. Moreover, we have demonstrated how external (i.e., life events like the COVID-19 pandemic) variables modulate the perception of the self’s internal-external synchrony. These findings suggest how synchrony with self plays a central role during times of uncertainty.
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Scalabrini, Andrea; De Amicis, Michelangelo; Brugnera, Agostino; Cavicchioli, Marco; Çatal, Yasir; Keskin, Kaan; Pilar, Javier Gomez; Zhang, Jianfeng;...espandi
(2023). The self and our perception of its synchrony – Beyond internal and external cognition [journal article - articolo]. In CONSCIOUSNESS AND COGNITION. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/259790
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